Jewish and democratic state
Israeli legal definition
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Jewish and democratic state is the Israeli legal definition of the nature and character of the State of Israel.
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- In the Israeli democracy, we will continue to protect the rights of both the individual and the group, this is guaranteed. But the majority have rights too, and the majority rules, the vast majority of people want to preserve the Jewish character of our country for generations to come, this combination of individual rights and group rights are the definition of a Jewish and democratic state.
- Benjamin Netanyahu, as quoted in Defending controversial Jewish state bill, Netanyahu says ‘majority rules’ (12 July 2018) by Tamar Pileggi, The Times of Israel.
- Netanyahu didn’t lie to me – he lied to all of you. He didn’t lead me astray, he led the entire nation astray
- Benny Gantz in Is Israel facing 4th elections in 2 years? December 2, 2020